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Liver cancer is more common in older people. Over half of people newly diagnosed with liver cancer are age 65 and over. Liver cancer is more common in men than in women. Liver cancer rates are highest among Asians and Pacific Islanders, most likely because of higher prevalence of viral Hepatitis infection. Liver cancer rates are lower among whites than Blacks or Asians and Pacific Islanders. At this time, we do not know exactly what causes cancer of the liver. There are several different types of liver cancer. The most common type is associated with long-term excessive alcoholic beverage use, scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), and Hepatitis B virus or Hepatitis C virus infection. Long-term use of anabolic steroids can also increase the risk of getting liver cancer. Smoking is also believed to increase the risk of getting liver cancer.
Gene B-myb essential in preventing tumors

Gene B-myb essential in preventing tumors

Study suggests cirrhosis and liver disease nearly inevitable for people with hep C

Study suggests cirrhosis and liver disease nearly inevitable for people with hep C

Birth control pill increases risks of cervical and breast cancer

Birth control pill increases risks of cervical and breast cancer

Molecular link between a viral infection and development of a common and fatal form of liver cancer

Molecular link between a viral infection and development of a common and fatal form of liver cancer

Provectus to begin clinical trials of new cancer treatment, PV-10

Provectus to begin clinical trials of new cancer treatment, PV-10

Crucial molecular link between a hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Crucial molecular link between a hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

Biological breakthrough that could offer new hope in the fight against liver cancer

Biological breakthrough that could offer new hope in the fight against liver cancer

Combination of ribavirin and interferon is more effective in treating hepatitis C than using interferon alone

Combination of ribavirin and interferon is more effective in treating hepatitis C than using interferon alone

Studies compare hepatitis B drugs

Studies compare hepatitis B drugs

New UK Guidance to be issued on Hepatitis C as 'silent epidemic'

New UK Guidance to be issued on Hepatitis C as 'silent epidemic'

Scientists produce for the first time an infectious form of the hepatitis C virus in laboratory cultures of human cells

Scientists produce for the first time an infectious form of the hepatitis C virus in laboratory cultures of human cells

Exposure to aflatoxins that contaminate crops in developing countries can be reduced by a simple, cost-effective intervention

Exposure to aflatoxins that contaminate crops in developing countries can be reduced by a simple, cost-effective intervention

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Global project to combat parasites that cause cancer and infection in millions

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV

Jefferson researcher’s results show promise for metastatic eye melanoma

Jefferson researcher’s results show promise for metastatic eye melanoma

Smoking may have a devastating effect on gastrointestinal health

Smoking may have a devastating effect on gastrointestinal health

More health benefits from green tea

More health benefits from green tea

BMA calls for mass child vaccinations for hepatitis B virus (HBV)

BMA calls for mass child vaccinations for hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Major Chinese breakthrough for pSivida - patent granted

Major Chinese breakthrough for pSivida - patent granted

Small number of genes can predict response to chronic hepatitis C therapy

Small number of genes can predict response to chronic hepatitis C therapy